No matter how many places I visit in Ohio, I'm always drawn back to the stunning views in Hocking Hills. After three years of intense study in the area and well over 100 separate visits, there's always something interesting to find. For today's state nature preserve, I'm revisiting Boch Hollow...sort of. This portion of the SNP is permit-only, and is a one of the more controversial preserves in the state. Come along with me as I explore the short, yet sweet Robinson Falls.Read More
The blog of Mat Marrash, large format film photographer located in Columbus, Ohio.
Over the course of Ohio Uninterrupted, I've talked about many of the physical features that make Ohio's state nature preserves Flowing waterfalls, dynamic rock formations, and exotic plants are all things that come to mind. What I experienced during my visit to Rocky Fork Gorge was a little less objective; there was a sense of wonder present. From the parking lot to the winding trails and back, this little slice of Appalachia had me in awe.Read More
Two terms that are sometimes interchangeably used when describing efforts to protect the environment and natural resources are preservation and conservation. While they have some differences, they're two means to a similar end.Read More
Not all state nature preserves are created equal. Some are as small as a few dozen acres from a private donor, while others span thousands of acres! While this doesn't deter me from attempting to visit and document them all, I like to think of larger preserves like headliners at a concert. Today's SNP is one of the bigger protected lands on the list and easily a favorite of the Ohio Uninterrupted series.Read More